When trying to extract files from RAR archive, I come across error message stating, “Unexpected End of Archive”. What’s wrong? How to extract them? - From WinSCP Forum
"Unexpected End of Archive" means the .rar or .zip file that you were trying to download is not complete or corrupted. Sometimes you might encounter this error message when you open or compress files with WinRar. How to fix the problem? Next, let’s talk something about unexpected end of archive error.
In reality, that operating system get corrupted can result in unexpected end of archive error and other dangerous errors. When you find these errors on your device, following symptoms should also show up.
It’s usually goes well when you download a rar or a zip file that’s lower than 5 mbs. However, if the file size is quite high, chrome will stop downloading halfway and the downloaded speed will be 0 kb/s. Finally, it tells you the download is completed. But when you are going to open this file, it comes with "Unexpected End of Archive" error.
If you notice that the downloaded file is smaller than in the link site, it means your file is corrupted. Here are some methods that you can have a try:
If the downloaded file size is as same as it is in the link site, then you can use WinRar built-in repair tool to fix this issue:
You might check this new repaired archive file. But if it fails, the main reason could be CRC error. In this case, you can use a third-party repairing tool to fix it. Such as SysInfoTools Archive recovery software, Yodot RAR Repair, they should be nice choice.
To avoid unexpected end of archive error, you’d better do some preventive measures. One of the measures is using a reliable tool for compressing and decompressing files. If WinRar doesn’t work well for you, just turn to a WinRar alternative. I have collected a great application named Cisdem BetterUnarchiver for Mac users. You can zip and unzip file with it easily on Mac.
Main Features of WinRar Alternative for Mac:
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